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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Bouffard. Bouffard is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bouffard, Buffard, Boufort, Bouffort, Bouford, Boufford, Buford, Bufford, Buffort and many more.
First found in Bourgogne.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouffard research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1830, 1843, 1885, 1891, and 1898 are included under the topic Early Bouffard History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 142 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouffard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bouffard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Bouffard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Bouffard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Bouffard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouffard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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